Year 13 pupil, Felix Beddow wanted to use his artistic skills to support Winchester's local homeless shelter. His design has been chosen for their annual Christmas card. Felix explains how he got involved:
"The collaboration came about when the Winchester Churches Nightshelter charity, unable to make use of the school's Community Service team due to COVID measures, asked whether we could make a contribution to their annual Christmas card campaign. Studying A-level art and already participating in the CS program, several boys were brought in to help make and package the most sellable and appropriate Christmas-themed artworks.
I wanted to set the wintery scene in a familiar and identifiably 'Winchester' setting. Choosing the Buttercross, bathed in warm light from the shopfronts I wanted to design both a pleasant and inviting scene, as well as beckoning the consideration of the difficulties of sleeping rough during the winter months and Christmas period."
The cards are available to purchase online and all proceeds will go towards helping people experiencing homelessness in the Winchester area.
19th January 2021
Starting the spring term, known as Common Time, in the UK's third national lockdown, one of Winchester's Head Boys encourages the whole school community to keep mentally healthy by setting personal goals, remaining physically active, and participating in the challenges and inter-house competitions being set by senior pupils this term to keep up morale.
8th December 2020
The Winchester College community continues to respond to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and has received recognition for its efforts.
22nd November 2020
The Quiristers have recorded at Abbey Road studio to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
7th September 2020
In the first of a series of insights into school life during this unique time, we hear from Ben Wen who recently joined the school as a JP in Furley's, spending the past two weeks with his brother in quarantine. Ben looks back at his first impressions of boarding life.
2nd July 2020
In our last postcard from home this term, Anvesh explains that, whilst he misses friends and school life, he has enjoyed spending time with his family, learning recipes from his older sister and playing games with his parents.
28th June 2020
Just eighteen days after setting off - from their respective homes - to journey together, virtually, to Everest base camp, the team has reached its goal and raised over £11, 450 for charity in the process. The two pupils at the fore of organising and promoting the event write about the challenge and what it means to the team and the charity they're supporting.